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Marianne Akumu

UChicago Obama Scholars 2018-2019


Transitional Justice Coordinator, Agency for Cooperation and Research in Development (ACORD)





Marianne is a Transitional Justice Coordinator at the Agency for Cooperation and Research in Development (ACORD), a pan-African development organization promoting social justice and sustainable development throughout the continent. Marianne coordinates and designs programs focused on transitional justice and conflict resolution for communities, internally displaced people, and refugees impacted by conflict in Uganda and the region. Through her work, she oversaw the successful conflict resolution process between clans and communities in Northern Uganda, resulting in an innovative ‘social contract’ agreement for peaceful co-existence and sustainability.